I was a junior high school pupil in science class where we had a teacher named Schlackman (sp?). This guy was the most pompous ass you ever saw in your life. At every class he would act as if it was a Hollywood production and would wave his hands in the air, speak with a lilt in his voice, and would carry on like he was trying for an Oscar or something.
One day he went into his usual histrionics as he was demonstrating the use of some scientific matter [more later].
Well, as usual, I was annoyed at his pomposity so I made a joke to the guy next to me. The teacher and everyone heard it and Schlackman took offense.
So he takes a deep breath and gives me a dirty look as if he had been given the most serious ofense in his life.
Next thing: he starts to choke like he had been smoking bad weed. His face turns all red and takes several minutes before he can catch his breath.
And what was it that made him choke? He was experimenting on hydrochloric acid! The fumes from his experiment could readily choke a horse!!!
Poor damn fool.
Actually, I thought he was going to have me crucified for showing him up. But, I guess, he knew that he got what he deserved and did not bother me after that.
You know the old story --- God punishes!
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.